Did Flight MH370 Land at Diego Garcia?

Introduction — July 27, 2014

Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 disappeared from radar. Click to enlarge

Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 disappeared from radar. Click to enlarge

The following is from an emailed news bulletin from Peter Myers. It’s important because the corporate media seems to have almost forgotten about Flight MH370 but, as Myers shows, many questions remain.
Although the corporate media isn’t asking these questions and seems unwilling to investigate any further, the accumulated evidence suggests that Flight MH370 may have been hijacked and landed at Diego Garcia.
We only offer only a tiny excerpt from Myers’ newsletter but have provided links to his archives for those who wish to investigate further. Ed.

Peter Myers on MH370

Readers, I hope you will forgive me for sending out fewer bulletins lately. I live like a peasant – “Plain Living and High Thinking”, as Thoreau put it – which means that I am the carpenter, plumber, gardener, orchardist, mechanic etc at my small farm and one other block. In addition, I am editor of a Garden club newsletter.

However, be assured that I have been collecting information as usual. I have a huge backlog to send to you.

The Wikipedia article on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 says that the search “became the largest and most expensive in history”: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysia_Airlines_Flight_370

We conspiracy analysts see it as a new 9/11. And an Inside Job, just like 9/11. But whereas 9/11 is likely to have been a Mossad job (with backing from traitorous elements in the US Government), most of us see MH370 as a CIA operation. The exceptions are Christopher Bollyn and Yoichi Shimatsu, who see it as Mossad.

Because MH370 is so important, I am archiving all my newsletters about it. You can see that archive at http://mailstar.net/bulletins/bulletins.html

My two earlier newsletters on MH370 are archived there:

1: Maldives sightings: http://mailstar.net/bulletins/140319-b2362-MH370.rtf

2: Mahathir alleges remote hijacking by CIA; Yoichi Shimatsu presents a detailed case: http://mailstar.net/bulletins/140521-b2388-MH370.rtf

This newsletter (the third in the series) is archived there at: http://mailstar.net/bulletins/140727-b2420-MH370.rtf

I hope that you will download all three of them from there, and keep them for reference.

The rtf files should download for opening in Word, with formatting (eg bold) preserved. Please report any problems.

Some readers forward selected bulletins (of mine) to their mailing lists. Because this one is so big, it is likely to be truncated by some email providers or browsers. I had to keep it big, to preserve the unity of the material, but immediately after I send it to you as a single newsletter, I will also send it out as two halves, which should escape that truncation if you forward them.

(2) MH370: Internet contributors assemble evidence of Hijacking to Diego Garcia – by Peter Myers, July 27, 2014

18M-Missing plane search MAP LEAVE ME ALONE-3

The main Wikipedia article on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 makes no mention of Georesonance, Philip Wood, or Diego Garcia, and the Maldives is only mentioned in a footnote, but these are covered in an additional webpage on Unofficial Disappearance Theories: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysia_Airlines_Flight_370_unofficial_disappearance_theories

(items 3-6) The Maldives sightings of an airliner flying low the morning after MH370 disappeared were discounted by the head of the Maldives National Defence Force. He said that there was no radar trace of the plane. However, it had been reported as flying unusually low over the Maldives. MH370 was also reported as flying low over Malaysia and Indonesia to dodge radar, so the Maldives Commander’s dismissal should not be taken as positive proof.

He gave no further details of why he dismissed the sightings, and whether he even talked to those who reported them. The media did not ask further questions. We do not normally accept military information as beyond question, because militaries have their own agenda and like to shape the news, embed reporters etc.

In 2013, the US put to the Maldives Government a draft agreement for a military base there. These days, they’re not called a “base” but a “lily pad”. The proposal is covered at items 3 to 6 below. The Maldives Government was willing, but in the end turned it down because its neighbours India and Sri Lanka were upset at such an intrusion into their backyard.

The proposal does show, however, that there was liason between the top levels of the Maldives and US militaries – most likely the Command at Diego Garcia. Therefore, if that Command had phoned the head of the Maldives Military after the Maldives sightings were reported, he may have obliged without much investigation. One should not take his statements as conclusive at all.

It would cost only $10,000 dollars or so for the official inquiry, or for the Western media, to send personnel to the Maldives to interview all those who reported sightings, and document them. Yet, that path has been spurned, even while the cost of the official inquiry approaches $90 million.

(items 7-8) Aviation experts say that when a big airliner like the 777 hits the ocean, it’s like hitting concrete. There’s lots of Debris, and much of it floats on water (eg seats). That happened with Air France Flight 447: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_France_Flight_447. Such debris was not found; therefore MH370 landed somewhere. Also see item 40, by Aviator, on this.

(items 9-13) Diego Garcia is the obvious place. Also see Yoichi Shimatsu’s detailed case in my 2nd newsletter about MH370. When Jay Carney responded, “I’ll rule that one out”, journalists took that rebuttal as definitive. It did not occur to them that Government spokesmen might lie, or even be ignorant about what really happened. They did not ask, for example, why Diego Garcia Suspended All Flights On March 8th 2014 for 72 hrs (item 10).

(items 14-20) New Scientist & the Wall St Journal reported that MH370 send a number of data packets to Rolls Royce, maker of its engines. Rolls-Royce later went quiet on this; Boeing likewise. Tony Gosling saw it as “the clear signature of an Information Operations campaign to stop publication” (item 39). The motive is likely connected to the US military’s China focus (Air-Sea Battle), and technology and expertise being sent to China aboard MH370. Aviator wondered “what caused Rolls Royce to clam up about what they knew? US threats? No more engine sales into the US market maybe?” (item 40).

(items 21-26) Bush Jnr announced technology “to take over distressed aircraft and land it by remote control”. Boeing Parented remote control of a plane in 2006, and the US Airforce later demonstrated it. Remote-control software disconnects onboard controls, and provides Power “from an alternative power control element” (item 25).

(items 27-8) The Mainstream Media reported that MH370 was ‘thrown around like a fighter jet in attempt to dodge radar’, and navigating between way-points as it headed west towards the Andaman Islands. They interpret this is mean that the plane had been hijacked by a skilled aviator, perhaps the pilot or co-pilot. Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah was an inlaw of Anwar Ibrahim, and a poltical supporter of his who wore a T-shirt saying “Democracy Dead” (see the above graphic). Yet a hijacking would not benefit Anwar’s political position, but rather imperil it, which is why Anwar went to great trouble to distance himself from speculation about it. The Mainstream Media have not wondered who the hijacker might be, if not the pilot or co-pilot; the only exception is Sally Leivesley, a former British Home Office scientific adviser who warned that MH370 may have been ‘cyber-hijacked’ using a mobile phone or USB stick (see my first newsletter on MH370). Even she, however, did not publicly wonder if the hijacking might have been done, not by amateurs but by Government intelligence agents using a computer.

(items 29-30) The MH370 handshake (attempt to log-on to the IMMARSAT satellite) at 2.25am was unusual. Experts say it indicates power interruption by a hijacker attempting to dodge radar. They assume that the hijacker would be onboard, and do not consider a remote hijacker – except that the President of Emirates, biggest user of 777s, worries that they can be remotely hijacked (item 26). The real worry, which they dare not express, is that they cannot trust the US and British Governments.

(items 31-32) The Australian navy admits it followed a false trail of pings, wasting millions of Dollars and precious weeks when the Black Box would be emitting. Satellite experts writing in The Atlantic (Monthly) concluded that Immarsat’s mathematics, which produced the two famous arcs defining the search area, was faulty.

(items 33-38) Georesonance, a Geophysical survey company using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance technology from the Soviet Union, claimed that it had located wreckage in the Bay of Bengal. This is not consistent with the idea that MH370 landed on Diego Garcia, but it should have been investigated. At least, the search team should have approached to the company’s experts to see its data. Georesonance announced in a Press Release of June 30, 2014 that the official search had not done so, despite having wasted Millions on its own false trails.

(items 39-40) The best overall summaries by Tony Gosling, who says the disappearance was orchestrated by the West’s Military Industrial Complex (item 39), and by Aviator, who notes that a 777′s engines, being lower than the fuselage, would make contact with the water first, causing a rapid nose down and cartwheeling. “Wreckage beacon clearly visible and heard. With there being so many items on board that float and transmit” (item 40).

MALDIVES SIGHTINGS Dismissed without Investigation

(3) Maldives sightings discounted by Maldives National Defence Force

http://www.smh.com.au/world/missing-malaysia-airlines-plane-maldives-discounted-as-possible-location-for-mh370-20140319-hvkjq.html

Missing Malaysia Airlines plane: Maldives discounted as possible location for MH370

Sydney Morning Herald, March 19, 2014

Eyewitness reports of a possible sighting of missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 flying near the Maldives have been officially discounted in a statement issued by the Maldives National Defence Force.

These reports were also confirmed by Malaysia’s Transport Minister, Hishamuddin Hussein.

“Based on the monitoring up to date, no indication of Flight MH370 has been observed on any military radars in the country,” the statement said.

“Furthermore, the data of radars at Maldives airports have also been analysed and shows no indication of the said flight. The Maldives National Defence Force will continue to render any assistance required by the Maldives Police Service and international authorities on the search for the missing flight and related issues.”

Earlier reports had quoted several residents of Kudahuvadhoo in Dhaal atoll who saw a low-flying aircraft heading in a south-easterly direction on the morning of March 8, prompting speculation that it could have been Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

The residents said the aircraft had markings similar to the missing Malaysian Airlines plane.

The Maldives news website Minivan News quoted five eyewitnesses who said they saw the aircraft. “It was about 6:30 in the morning, I heard a loud noise and went out to see what it was,” Adam Saeed, a teacher at Kudahuvadhoo school, told the Maldives news website Minivan News.

“I saw a flight flying very low and it had a red straight line in the middle of it. The flight was travelling north-west to south-east,” he said.

Another islander, who identified himself as Hamzath, told Minivan News that he had also seen a low-flying plane heading from north-west to south-east.

People started talking about it when they realised that the flight that we saw had the same characteristics as of the missing plane,” Hamzath said.

‘‘We are still not saying it is the same plane, we just wanted to report it just in case.”

Another suggested that the reports had been exaggerated.

“A plane did fly near the island,” said the witness who was not named. “It wasn’t that big, as big as people say.”

“These days, people will be out fishing every morning. Around 30 people would always be there in the morning – but no one talked about it then. If it was that noticeable, loud and big, people would talk.”

When asked about the possibility of a plane of this size landing on an isolated airstrip in the atolls, Maldives National Defence Force spokesman Major Hussain Ali said this was not possible.

“If you are asking are there any landing strips outside of the main commercial airports, the answer is no,” Major Hussain said.

(4) US draft agreement for military presence in Maldives (2013)

http://in.rbth.com/blogs/2013/04/26/us_seeks_military_presence_in_maldives_24183.html

US seeks military presence in Maldives

April 26, 2013 M K Bhadrakumar

In a dramatic turn to the Great Game in the Indian Ocean, the United States’ strategies towards the island archipelago of Maldives have come under the scanner.

The intriguing ‘leak’ of a draft Status of Forces Agreement [SOFA] between the United States and the Maldivian government has led to reluctant confirmation by both countries that they are indeed involved in discussion with each other to conclude such an agreement.

The draft agreement “incorporates the principal provisions and necessary authorisations for the temporary presence and activities of United States forces in the Republic of Maldives and, in the specific situations indicated herein, the presence and activities of United States contractors in the Republic of Maldives.”

However, the US embassy in Colombo has maintained that “There are no plans for a permanent military base in Maldives. SOFAs are normal practice wherever the Unites States cooperates closely with a country’s national security forces. SOFAs generally establish the framework under which US personnel operate in a country when supporting security-related activities and the United States is currently party to more than 100 agreements that may be considered a SOFA.”

On the other hand, the draft SOFA is a sweeping document which says, “The Republic of the Maldives authorises United States forces to exercise all rights and authorities with Agreed Facilities and Areas that are necessary for their use, operation, defence or control, including the right to undertake new construction works and make alterations and improvements.”

Interestingly, the US recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Maldives, which will lead to the American side providing the border control, system for the island and manage it. Effectively, it puts the US in control of entry points into the island from the outside world.

The Maldives government insists that it is yet to decide on the SOFA. Evidently, the US is pressing hard. Last month, a US aircraft carrier USS John C Stennis visited Maldives.

The draft SOFA envisages that the Maldives would “furnish, without charge” to the US unspecified “Agreed Facilities and Areas”, and “such other facilities and areas in the territory and territorial seas of the Republic of Maldives as may be provided by the Republic of Maldives in the future.”

It specifies: “The Republic of the Maldives authorizes United States forces to exercise all rights and authorities with Agreed Facilities and Areas that are necessary for their use, operation, defense or control, including the right to undertake new construction works and make alterations and improvements.”

It further says, the US would be authorised to “control entry” to areas provided for its “exclusive use,” and would be permitted to operate its own telecommunications system and use the radio spectrum “free of cost to the United States”.

Courtesy Peter Myers

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